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Oct 23, 2012 7:00pm PDT
building events organized by local chinese like him. >> translator: i want everyone to know the history of the chinese living here, developing close relations with the japanese. >> reporter: he has always been part of the local community making lots of japanese friends. after a massive earthquake hit kobe in 1995, cai sprang into action. he rounded up supplies for evacuees sheltering in a school for chinese. >> translator: i did it as an individual. it was all about personal ties, whether you were japanese or chinese, it was irrelevant. we are and will be part of the local community. that's why i value my friendship with my japanese neighbors. >> reporter: last month the dispute sent anti-japanese demonstrators into the streets of chinese cities and in kobe a school for chinese nationals was torched. playing havoc with the friendship event cai was organizing. >> translator: it was cancelled, just so you know, it is just too bad. that's the way it is. >> reporter: the event was to have marked the anniversary of normal ties between japan and china. a chinese from the mainland was to have
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Oct 29, 2012 7:00pm PDT
important message that i have for the public right now is please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. >> 370,000 new yorkers who live close to the water have already left. city officials have shut down the transit system. businesses and shops have closed. workers are piling up sand bags in front of subway entrances and buildings. >> it's vr important. this is the stop the water from going into the subway. >> irene last year didn't look like this after it hit. >> they expect the storm will pound a wide area for several days. >> sandy has interacted with cold air from the north and it's become a post tropical cyclone. it's not a tropical cyclone anymore but the field of heavy rain and strong winds are expanding and things will get even worse because the center of a former hurricane sandy is expected to move into the new jersey coast. extremely dangerous storm surge combined with high tide could cause flooding. that's why hundreds of thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate. it's going to move through pe
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Oct 19, 2012 7:00pm PDT
generation has to take care. we have to pass it on to them. >> reporter: cooperation of local people is important. at this village residents have planted trees and saplings. villagers take care of them, weeding the grass and replacing chutes. forest officials explain the importance of conservation. and villagers can use the budget from the project toward repairing local temples to try to buy favor with their community. >> if you have some project coming up into a village, they'll get assurance, okay, the project has come, it's for the benefit of the village, so in that respect more people, more villages coming to join us. >> training local people to conserve requires long term financial support. developing nations are calling on advanced economies to allocate more money to the important cause of preserving global heritage. nhk world, sikkam. >> teenage pregnancy rates in many countries are higher than the asian average and still rising. that's a concern given the potential health implications for young mothers. international organizations such as unicef warn that pregnancy can harm a
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm PDT
and bathe in local hot springs because of the locals kind treatment, the prisoners flourished. the actor who plays nicolai visits a russian cemetery before sitting out for moscow. >> translator: the people who are resting here wanted to return to their homeland but could not. they must have felt very sad. i came here to tell them that we would help fulfill their yearnings. >> reporter: opening night in moscow at the theater. his impassioned performance touches the russian audience. they respond to the rhythm of the russian song. the performance ends with nicolai returning to russia. however he gives her the gold coin. though he promises to come back, the two lovers are destined to never see each other again. [ applause ] >> translator: very good. it moved me to the bottom of my heart. >> translator: this taught me an aspect of japanese history that i didn't know before. you don't often see moscow theaters audiences in tears, but the tears flowed tonight. >> translator: there may be political problems between our two countries but i do feel that person to person communication right from the h
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Oct 17, 2012 7:00pm PDT
of a local woman by two u.s. servicemen. okinawans have lived with u.s. military bases in their backyard for decades. incidents such as this have occurred repeatedly. the case could further strain japan/u.s. security ties. investigators say the men attacked the woman before dawn on tuesday on a street in the central part of okinawa's main island. they say the suspects raped and injured her and then made off with some of her personal belongings, including her bag, mobile phone and some of her clothes. the servicemen arrived in okinawa on sunday and were to leave for guam on tuesday. okinawa's governor naikama met the u.s. ambassador japan john roos at the american embassy. nakaima expressed grave concern the matter would irreparably damage trust between okinawa and the u.s. military there. they say they take the matter seriously and are extremely concerned. >> translator: i wonder if u.s. servicemen are willing to abide by the law and it gives me chills just to think that such people actually fly military planes. people in okinawa are losing their trust. >> this case is coming at a time w
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm PDT
well-known japanese brands, honda, mitsubishi and subaru. the local car dealers decided not to take part in this year's event following anti-japan unrest in several chinese cities last month. >> translator: i do not want to buy a japanese vehicle due to the senkaku dispute. >> translator: however both countries handle the dispute, i think japanese carmakers should still be participating. >> several chinese car dealers have also postponed their sales campaigns for new models of the japanese vehicles. >>> japanese business leaders are wringing their hands about the economic impact of these tensions. yogi khan joins us now from the business desk. we've heard about these concerns before. what's the lateest? >> we've already heard from some japanese companies about the impact of the political tensions between japan and china and the latest one comes from japan's largest supermarket store chain. the people at japanese supermarket chain aeon say demonstrators cost almost $9 million in damages to their flagship store in the eastern part of the country. a group of people looted and damaged t
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm PDT
already made deals with india. the nuclear central is facing strong head winds. local people and police clash last month near a nuclear plant under construction. one person was killed during clashes. the government insists that nuclear power is necessary to fix india's shortage. >> for the new challenges coming in public acceptance. this is a major challenge. we are not been prepared for the challenge of this magnitude. >> reporter: economic growth in india has been slowing. many foreign companies site unreliable electricity as one of the major problems of doing business in india. despite rising public opposition the government seems likely to stick firmly to its ambitious nuclear goals. >>> a land slide in china has buried an elementary school killing 16 children. about 2,000 firefighters, police officers and local people are continuing rescue efforts. china state run television said the land slide occurred on thursday morning. 18 students and a former were buried alive. the city was struck by an earthquake last month that killed more than 80 people. the quake may have loosened the gro
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Oct 8, 2012 6:30pm PDT
the truth for something more pleasant. >> ordinary local people stopped coming here young ago. only those to afford it come these days. many of them have little sympathy with the protesters. >> i think most portuguese understand we have to get our state finances in order. that's the only way we can stabilize the economy. >> people in this suburb may disagree. the food here has to be donated by local bakeries and supermarkets. volunteers distribute it to those who need it most. he said of the project. >> the people who come here are mainly from low-income households. their middle-class families whose income is decreasing rapidly. there are people with jobs or older people who have debts and cannot afford food who need our help, too. >> some 50 families come here on a regular basis. she is collecting the weekly ration for her family of five. she lives with her parents and they are all unemployed. 37% are without a job. the future seems bleak and many are angry with the prime minister. >> if i could, i would throttle what do you do? >> with such widespread discontent, pressure on the portugu
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Oct 18, 2012 6:30pm PDT
does not want all of these state-supported local savings banks to be included under the proposed european banking supervisor, at least not immediately. the talk today was about getting a system that is effective. in this process, they say quality is more important than speed. many of these local banks, of course, provide the funding that fuels germany's small businesses, so any changes to the rules could affect the way they do business and could be very unpopular. >> thanks very much for the insights. germany's second-biggest airline has announced another cost- cutting program. air berlin has been operating at a loss since 2008. >> the carrier says its current effort has been running as expected but will not suffice to meet its goal of returning to profit by next year. the airline blamed the sluggish economy, high fuel costs, and the german airline tax. it is not clear whether the new measures will involve job cuts. >> german carmaker daimler-ben s tightening its belt. van at a german business magazine says the figure was revealed by a source, who responded by calling it pure spe
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Oct 24, 2012 6:30pm PDT
and how his family at the time in the netherlands, which is where he grew up, were taken down to the local railway station to be put on a train to be taken to auschwitz where the vast majority of his family actually perished. he was at an area of the platform where there was a dutch policeman who saw him together with some of his family members, and he said -- the dead policeman -- he said, "is going to be another train passing through, and when i lift my hat, you will run and get on that train and you will escape with your life," and that is exactly what happened. tony told me that he hopes this ceremony and memorial here in berlin will be a signal that such horrors will never be repeated in the future. however, he did tell me about his fears that the discrimination against sinti and roma reaches such levels sometimes that he is concerned people have not learned the lessons of history. >> we will have a special report on a german sinti musicians coming up later in the program, but now we shipped our position to greece, where the country's finance minister says he has negotiated a two-year
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Oct 24, 2012 7:00pm PDT
for a wide area with locally 500. so watch out for mudslides as well. as i mentioned, it's going to stay offshore of the east coast of the u.s., but the east coast of florida will see heavy rain as well as rough sea conditions for the next few days. up towards the north, a winter storm is producing snow showers and strong winds across parts of the u.s. and western canada. about 10 centimeters of snow is likely in the northern rockies and 20 centimeters in manitoba, even in the lower elevations, into your thursday. we're going to see heavy thundershowers along the cold front from texas up into ontario. conditions will remain quite unsettled across the upper mississippi river valley, so the risk of severe weather should remain into your thursday here. but behind it, another system is on its way to affect the west coast. temperatures are quite chilly. there's only 8 degrees expected in vancouver. 3 degrees in winnipeg. ahead of the cold front, on the warmer side, 23 in chicago. but as the system moving through, you're going to see temperatures dropping down into the single digits as we head
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm PDT
has no laws dealing with school bullying but local governments have started passing regulations to address the issue. they are informing educators, parents and others in the community that they have a responsibility to protect children. >>> people in tokyo, including myself, are wearing warmer clothes today. it's a chilly morning. >> it's really cool. i wore a jacket in on my way to work. we had cooler conditions and less windy conditions. those conditions led to overnight cooling. today it's going to be the same story. we're going to see clear skies throughout the day today. out west this is a low pressure system producing heavy snow and showers in north eastern china that will be moving towards the korean peninsula. pr the tropical storm has been weakened to a low. it brings in drenching rain in northern parts of thailand. out east there's a typhoon. it's a strong typhoon. sustained winds are 126 kilometers per hour with gusts up to 108. it's going to strengthen into a strong typhoon. we're not sure where the system is going. we'll keep you posted. temperatures are looking lik
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Oct 18, 2012 7:00pm PDT
and a pedestrian bridge in a jungle village. several children are among the dead. military personnel and locals are searching for the missing. the land slide sent large mass of tree and rock debris crashing into houses over a wide area. the government is sending relief supplies including tent and sheets. rescue and recovery is being hampered by further land slides and flooded rivers. >>> some people in southern japan are being affected by a storm in the pacific. we hear is latest in the world weather forecast. >> rheavy rain was close by. we have reports of 75 millimeters of rain per hour and gusts of 38 kilometers per hour. the good news is that it should weaken by tonight and continues to pull way from japan. the outer rain band produced heavy rain across the pacific edge of the country last night. conditions are starting to clear up and we're expecting sunny weather to continue into the weekend. to the north cooler air comes in. we may see snowmountain region. temperatures are quite chilly for this time of year. two degrees expected. tokyo had the coolest morning of the season about 12 degre
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Oct 22, 2012 7:00pm PDT
the town had to be evacuated as it was just 15 kilometers from the power plant. the students at the local junior high school split up and found themselves in few schools far away. this is not the final out for the baseball team. this summer the older players got together to take part in a national semihardball baseball tournament. >> reporter: for the players on the baseball team, this is the biggest day of their lives. they've been living far apart since last spring but now they are back together and playing in a national tournament. although the team is officially dissolved, the third year players wb playing together again. wearing donated uniforms they won the prefecture tournament and qualified for the national competition. the captain loves playing baseball. it's been hard for the players to gather for practice sessions, he's done his best to lead the team. following the nuclear crisis his family is evacuated from the town. at first he was worried whether he would be able to play baseball at his new school, but the baseball team there welcomed him on board. >> translator: i want us t
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Oct 25, 2012 7:00pm PDT
with the local people. >> reporter: leather products are very good. when i discovered this i immediately saw the great potential. >> reporter: it's made possible by sheep. ri most sheep skins are sent outside the country but four years ago the government began to promote the industry. now it's possible to obtain high quality for making handbags right in ethiopia. at first she was frustrated. many people were so used to living on foreign aid they seemed to have lost the incentive the work. the partnership began. she works all night to finish up labor products. >> seeing her work so hard and treat each piece with such care made me want to collaborate with someone who had those values. in fact, i wanted to create a brand that would express those values. >> it's nice. we like it. >> reporter: she wanted to make the bags that showed essence of ethiopia. this drink inspired the two to design a basic handbag pattern. >> translator: it's unique and interesting. it gave me an idea. >> reporter: the workshop opened two years ago, but the company delayed selling goods in japan and its workers made bett
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Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. so we had un-- it was an untapped resource. >> the kids also collected coupons outside their local supermarket, which became a supportive partner in the project. we also had boxes, shoe boxes at each register, for our cashiers to collect coupons for the students. >> the students from bernardsville middle school gathered all the coupons and then hit the aisles. >> it's a lot harder than it seems it would be, 'cause you've got to make sure of the expiration date, and it's the exact size and exact brand. >> i learned that it's really hard work, but it's really fun, too. >> they also had to keep in mind that the soup kitchen can only use certain types of products. >> we need things that don't expire easily, not perishable fruits. >> we bought canned fruit... >> canned meat and vegetables... >> soups. >> ...pasta and coffee... >> and we bought necessities like toothpaste. >> ...deodorant. >> ...and a lot of personal-care supplies for the people that would come into the soup kitchen. >> between the $500 grant, their coupons, as well as donations and discounts from the store, the kids cam
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Oct 13, 2012 4:00pm PDT
when he was only 2 years old. after visiting a local hospital, he realized that he could use music to improve the lives of sick kids. his organization is called "concerts for a cure." its mission is to raise money for medical research. jourdan encourages talented teen musicians across the country to hold fundraising performances. >> we really look for children who had a cause that they found that was very important to them. and through innovation, they've figured out how to get other children to work with them. they don't have to wait to be leaders of tomorrow -- they're leading today. >> the founders of the award program say their honorees prove you don't have to be a grownup to do something big. >> the only thing that controls your opportunity is what's up here. it's also what allows you to grow your opportunities. so don't be afraid. try things because it means something to you. >> kids as young as 7 can be nominated for the award. top honorees receive a grant of at least $25,000 for their organization. to find out more, there's a link on our website. the spirit of the award is
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Oct 27, 2012 4:00pm PDT
faraway places, smaller towns like arles made do with snarly local beasts, like wild boar, bears, and so on. like in nimes, the arena in arles is still used for concerts, bullfights, and other spectacles. in tumultuous medieval times, locals bricked up the arches, turning the stadium into a fortified town. over a hundred humble homes were crammed within its circular defenses. three of its medieval towers survive. perhaps arles' most famous resident was a dutchman -- vincent van gogh. he was 35 when he moved here in 1888, and it was here that he discovered the light that inspired in him an explosion of creativity. van gogh, coming from the gray skies and flatlands of holland and paris, was inspired by everything provencal. he claimed, "the whole future of art is to be found here in the south of france." here in arles, nearly everywhere you turn, you see scenes that could have inspired van gogh. while here, he worked in a flurry, producing more paintings than at any other period of his too-brief career -- nearly 200 canvases in just over a year. you can still visit the places that inspired
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Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
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Oct 2, 2012 6:30pm PDT
to the future? -- to these bioreactors hold the key to the future? by extracting and signs from local but some oil, scientists want to make cleaning agents and plastics that are less harmful to the environment. carbos products rely heavily on fossil fuels. one researcher says the new project is a step up in scale. >> normally we are in our labs doing in test tube size scales. occasionally, we might use a 100 leader reactor. this time, the goal is to go big, tons, a cubic meters. >> the pilot plant is just one of many looking to shake up the industry. the bio economy association consists of 80 industry leaders. they players -- big players like chemical producers, to them, the association is an investment in the future. >> the future of the industry is green. everyone talks about sustainability. we walk the walk and frankly we have no other choice. the oil wells will not float forever. >> oil refineries still loom larger, but the winds are changing. >> not to an update from somalia where african union and somali troops have consolidated their grip on a city there. >> the southern port was the la
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Oct 4, 2012 6:30pm PDT
. voters in bosnia are heading to the polls in local elections on sunday. the ballot is widely expected to see an ethnic serbs become mayor of srebrenica for the first time since the 1995 massacre. >> for 7 years, a muslim has been mayor there. >> the mood is tense in srebrenica. people are nervous as elections near after weeks of campaigning. >> many here -- for the first time since the end of the war, the town could be led by one of their own, by a serb mayor. until now, srebrenica has been run by a representative of the town's muslims, the minority after the massacre. the exception in the law no longer applies. many muslims are horrified at the looming changes. back in april, they lobbied the u.s. ambassador, hoping to convince him they needed a speak for their interests. they did not get what they wanted. >> the united states expects that whoever is elected mayor of this community will work very hard for reconciliation and will be working for all the citizens of the city. >> survivors find that hard to believe. >> just a thought of someone becoming mayor who is in part responsible f
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm PDT
started. some of the locals are being forced to evict from their homes. they've been here for generations. this 68-year-old is being evicted from her shop house where she sells chinese wedding decorations. the family has been here for at least nine generations. her home is scheduled to be demolished to make space for a new subway station. many of her neighbors have already moved, but she and her family are still here. she will lose the family business, making it harder to earn a living. >> translator: the first time i opened my eyes, i was already here. my ancestors lived here. it's not just sad, it's devastating for an entire family. the community is broken. i feel like my whole world has disappeared. >> reporter: several concerned parties attend a meeting to discuss the eviction plan. citizens groups, human rights representatives, the subway operator and construction company take part. community leaders urge the authorities to change their plan and keep the destruction of old buildings to a minimum. after three hours, the parties remain deadlocked. there is no change to the existing pla
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Oct 9, 2012 6:30pm PDT
get the information from the internet and local media. they hear about the crisis and naturally, they have reservations. >> hydraulic presses to form metal are just one of the products this firm turns out. he is sure his company will survive, and he is determined to become a poster child for the eu and imf's insistence on exporting, but he does not think many other creek companies will manage that. >> it is simply very difficult for a company to establish itself abroad on short notice. you have to set up offices there as well as a lot of other things. a lot of companies cannot do it that fast no matter how hard they try. they go bust. they closed down. >> is working closely with the german engineering company to boost foreign sales. the company's are marketing their machinery together, and the strategy is bearing fruit -- the company's -- the companies are marketing their machinery together, and the strategy is bearing fruit. emma we are operating -- >> we're operating with a german company. we have been cooperating technically for a long time. the company is recognized, and it
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Oct 16, 2012 6:30pm PDT
industry hub. recent years have seen the local economy take a sharp downturn. steel makers left, and the auto supply industry hit rock-bottom in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. many businesses were forced to shut their doors. bruce was a retired engineer at a company that made parts for general motors. he saw it all happen. >> so many good things and so many good people work here, and now to see it in such a state, it is really hurtful. >> he worked at delphi for 30 years. he did not just lose his job. like thousands of others, he lost much of his retirement money. >> my pension was reduced to about 30% at a time when i had four children in college. i was supposed to be in my best earning years, but it turned out to be just a horrible time. >> in a bid to save u.s. carmakers, the obama administration poured money into the industry. now, parts suppliers have found their feet again, but that does not impress bruce, who says he has lost faith in the government. >> it is impossible to believe that they say anything honestly. they only speak to keep themselves in power and cou
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Oct 17, 2012 6:30pm PDT
are terrorizing the town, and they said that local residents would be too afraid to talk. the recently executed one man as an example. only one soldier was willing to speak to us. >> the people are only doing what they are told. they are scared and just want to stay out of trouble. they avoid everything that could cause more problems or more deaths. >> back in bogota, the government is read to talk peace wh tel decisive victory. >> both sides have tried their utn nmthatand police force. we have a stronger military >> the rebels have carried out defeat farc the estimated 5 million people have been displaced by the fighting onotsin comb. huanw e leserin p so ead tooras theorecio --my life hasel r theasshcaild. spe e ac pce,aspred thults dinkint a, o o guiea,t smsis ilfaut e ghr defheuron de csi beevomth stie minne. w 8ononyedrement eodlatateorhr months. eaerorasrs a threats uyoaklandfall, but could causeomla fldsnd dangerous ocean swells. huice. >> ofcis fgnian se ast 45 afghan soldiers have -njed ia iceasinheasof the country. the bomberro h elove lan vehicles into a joint tofgn be. the taliban
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Oct 19, 2012 6:30pm PDT
. they have won the past two local derbies. >> coming up after the break, we will look at germany's first private trial in 400 years. and palestinians go to the polls on saturday. >> and if you have any nostalgia for the old vw buses from the 1960's -- i don't know if you remember them -- we have a story about that. >> stay with us. >> welcome back. >> it is the first sentencing of its kind in 400 years. a german court has convicted four somali pirates. >> our next report shows bringing pirates to justice has been a long and complicated process. >> they are a long way from home, and they are not going home anytime soon. 10 somali pirates sentenced by a german court. the three youngest of two years in juvenile detention. it was not a brief trial. the court in hamburg took two years and more than 100 days in session to finally reach its verdict. the 10 men hijacked the german flag container ship in april 2010. the captain managed to send out an sos before hiding with his 15-member crew in the ship's panic room. after a dramatic 3.5-hour rescue mission, dutch commandos detained the pirates.
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Oct 23, 2012 6:30pm PDT
in virginia at 5.9% is far below the national average. we spoke with kim gray, who works on the local school board. four of her seven children in college. >> we see firsthand what the government can do to turn people's lives around. i am a mother of four college students. without a pell grant and opportunities for financial aid, my children would not have the opportunity for higher education. >> in many respects, virginia is a microcosm of the u.s. -- a state split into conservative rural areas and liberal urban ones, and the polls here are all pointing to a close race. >> german and afghan special forces have captured a high- level taliban commander in afghanistan. >> was seized in the north of the country. he is alleged to have been responsible for the hijacking of two nato oil tankers in 2009 as well as the deaths of three german soldiers in 2010. nato later bombed the tankers, killing more than 100 people. dw-tv's political correspondent gave us this update. >> he was captured on friday in a joint operation lasting three hours involving afghan special forces and german special forces. he
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Oct 26, 2012 6:30pm PDT
for that attack. it is believed it was revenge for the recent killing of a local television leader. it comes amid plans to withdraw foreign troops by the end of 2014. >> the man blew himself up as people left the mosque. many of the dead were policemen. the bomb was struck -- the bomber struck as the police chief got into his car, only narrowly escaping death. on the muslim festival of sacrifice. >> the attack margin a number of afghan police -- martyred in number of afghan police. the taliban has said muslims into morning. >> the afghan president condemned the attack and called on moderate taliban to join his government. he said the attackers are the enemies of islam, and he is praying for peace in afghanistan. in berlin, the foreign minister promised germany's continued support. >> we will not let up in our efforts to work with afghanis and build a better, more peaceful future for afghanistan. this barbaric attack will not stop us from standing with the children, the families come the people of afghanistan as they forged towards a better future. >> for now, there's little sign of peace in afgha
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Oct 26, 2012 7:00pm PDT
decades after introducing the one-child policy, some local officials are conducting an experiment. they are yielding the rule to allow some parents to have more than one child. michitaka yamaka, nhk world, beijing. >> official statistics show about 1 million chinese families have lost their only child by the end of last year. the beijing municipal government supports such families with a monthly allowance. shanghai authorities provide onetime sympathy money, but the central government has yet to take any concrete steps to help the grieving parents. >>> a hurricane is forcing its way past the bahamas and moving north. meteorologist robert speta is here with the details. robert? >>> well, yes, we are still watching sandy here, and it's continuing to cruise off here towards the north. much of the caribbean, you did get impacted on your thursday, now going through friday. conditions are improving, still some showers across portions of haiti, but for the most part the storm is rushing off there towards the north. now the east coast of the united states, you're going to be on tap for so
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Oct 29, 2012 6:30pm PDT
north, that you need to take this very seriously and follow the instructions of your state and local officials, because they are going to be providing you with the best advice in terms of how to deal with the storm over the coming days. >> hurricane sandy is expected to collide with a winter storm and arctic winds, making it even more dangerous. it is due to hit the east coast on monday night. >> for more on this story, we are joined by our corresponnt in new york. bring us up-to-date on the latest. how close is this to new york city? >> the storm is getting closer every minute. the weather is getting worse. the hurricane is probably hitting the city by monday night. people are expecting to be without -- that they will not be able to leave their house for days. the storm will be much longer than the next hurricane -- the last hurricane to hit new york city a year ago. there were long lines at the supermarket. it was difficult to get water, milk, batteries. some of the shelves are empty. there was no morning rush today. the streets are empty. nobody going out. transit shut down. schoo
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00pm PDT
in order to address a very specific local need. i think that is going to be an area which is going to be an option for the policymaker. >> okay, all right. thank you. >> thank you. >> ron madison will join us later in the day from the imf world bank meetings. we'll have live updates from the tokyo international forum at 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. japan time. that's midnight and 7:00 a.m. in new york, 5:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. in london. >>> now let's check on the markets. u.s. markets ended lower on concerns that slowing growth in china and the eurozone are hampering u.s. earnings. the dow jones average fell more than 150 points, or 0.95%, to 13,344. to see how that's affecting stocks here in japan, we go to the tokyo stock exchange. u.s. earnings reports dragging down stocks on wall street. are tokyo stocks following suit? >> yes, indeed, catherine. we are seeing that. i'll come to the opening levels in a second. the real fear that is upcoming earnings may reflect the reality that a lot of companies have to scale back production and also cost-cutting measures have to be taking place,
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Oct 16, 2012 7:00pm PDT
in the heart of the city since 1976 rising 124 meters high, it is a local landmark. soon, though, it is going to stanld out for another reason. from january ivy and other greenery will slowly start to cover the walls until it reaches the very top. >> translator: it will be great to see so much green in a major city like this. >> translator: when it is completed, it will be one of the city's landmarks. >> the project is the brain child of leading architect undo born and raised in osaka. >> translator: i think seeing greenery will make a powerful impact. >> instead of just designing new buildings he has a bigger vision for the environment. he has begun several projects to bring more greenery into osaka. this riverside area has been turned into a popular spot for cherry blossom viewing. since 2004 ando has raised some $6.4 million to make this project a reality. he strongly believes osaka needs more flowers and green spaces. >> there is no greenery. it is dirty. there are homeless people everywhere. there are few jobs. that is the perception of osaka. i want to improve its image. >> for the past
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Sep 30, 2012 6:30pm PDT
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Oct 14, 2012 6:30pm PDT
disagreeabl. a local tea party faction in pennsylvania says it will take on two justices who refused to uphold the voter id law that was passed by republicans in the state legislature. meanwhile, of the 38 states that elect their high court judges, north carolina is one of the few that utilizes public funding for its judicial campaigns. but now some folks have formed a super pac there so that unlimited and undisclosed funds can try to determine who dispenses justice. round and round it goes and where it stops, only the highest bidder knows. there's more on all this and how you can take action at our website, billmoyers.com. and you can see more of james balog's work: stunning, before and after photographs of global warming's impact on the world's disappearing glaciers. that's all at billmoyers.com. i'll see you there and i'll see you here, next time. >>> don't wait a week to get more moyers. visit billmoyers.com. this episode is able on dvd for $19.95. to order, call 1-800-336-1917 or write to the address on your screen. >> announcer: funding is provided by -- carnegie corporation of new york,
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